Archive for November, 2011

Weekend writing workshops in Baltimore, Iowa City, and Plumas County

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Four new winter writing intensives taught by Ariel Gore

You only need a few things to stay alive: Comfort food made with love, hot tea & creative work. We have all three… join us for a  weekend writing workshop with Ariel Gore in Berkeley, Iowa City, Baltimore, and Plumas County, California…

In these writing intensives, you’ll get that creative jolt, produce new material, get feedback on stories new and/or in-progress, and remember why you wanted to be a writer.

Of the Portland intensive,
Linda Fielder said, “Ariel is a badass vegan cook and her willingness to share her kitchen magic goodness rocked our world for three straight days. There’s something about sharing meals with these writers that broke down barriers and made the workshop all the more satisfying and intimate. We wrote our asses off  & I left the weekend with a  renewed excitement…”
Krystee Sidwell said, “The food is amazing. You’re getting more and more Cancerian, Ariel.”
And Jean Braden said, “I had been struggling with my writing project and Ariel’s magic words set me free.”

Inspiring, creating, writing, eating delicious vegan comfort food…


IOWA CITY February 17-20

$175 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, February 17, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, February 18, 1 – 4 pm+

Sunday, February 19, 1 – 4 pm+

Monday, February 20, 10 am – noon

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot


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March 16-19

$155 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, March 16, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, March 17, 1 – 4 pm

Sunday, March 18, 1 – 4 pm

Monday, March 19, 10 am – coffee and cocoa writing & wind-down

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot


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MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP (Plumas County, California)

April 13-15

$155 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, April 14, 1 – 4 pm

Sunday, April 15, 1 – 4 pm

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot

Inga Muscio to guest teach in the kitchen

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Two New Classes Start in January!

The first is a FIRST – very exciting -

The Literary Kitchen Presents an exclusive online class with Inga Muscio, author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, and Rose: Love in Violent Times

January 8th – March 3rd

A Study in Decerebralization

With Inga Muscio



Thinking is nice. I think we can all agree that thinking is an important part of writing. To write from your heart, however, a lot of the thinking business has to be set aside. How to achieve this when everything we have learned about writing involves thinking? This thinking business also eventually gives you false expectations that you and your writing can probably never live up to.

For everyone who can churn out reportage, no problemo, but struggles with just letting go and belting out some genius from your heart and soul, for everyone with a mean-spirited bitch of an inner editor, for everyone with a so many truckloads of memories that you constantly set aside until they gridlock the byways of your heart, our Study in Decerebralization if for you.

This class will involve a significant number of highly creative writing assignments, but there will also be a big focus on having delirious fun writing and on learning to view your “non-writing” time as a vital part of your creative process.

Most of the writing assignments will require pen and paper. Some of them you will have to mail in to me, Inga, with no editing allowed.

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early

$275 for the 8-week online class

An $80 deposit saves your spot. Balance due just before the class starts.

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